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09 January 2008
Yacast extends relationship with TelecityGroup
High-density hosting suite to provide multi-media content storage and delivery for service continuity
Paris, January 9, 2007 - TelecityGroup, the pan-European provider of network independent data centres, today announces Yacast, a global company providing monitoring and analysis of music and advertising content broadcast over the Internet, TV and radio, has extended its partnership by taking additional high density hosting space in two data centre sites in Paris.
Yacast has been a TelecityGroup customer at the site in Courbevoie for several years and has now expanded its relationship significantly by contracting for a private suite at TelecityGroup's data centre in Aubervilliers. Each of the Yacast sites in the TelecityGroup data centres are connected by a 10 Gbps fiber optic link to Yacast headquarters in Paris. The need for additional data centre space comes in response to the growing requirement for secure data storage, and robust network infrastructure to support multi-media content delivery.
Ludovic Lacoste, IT Director at Yacast, says: "For a company that manages and analyzes data flows, guaranteeing service continuity is a key factor in customer satisfaction and loyalty. By meeting our growing need for high-density power and cooling, TelecityGroup has allowed us to reach this goal, with guaranteed security." Stéphane Duproz, TelecityGroup France Managing Director, adds "We are delighted that Yacast has continued to develop its relationship with TelecityGroup. The unique market position of our data centres as content and connectivity hubs will help Yacast to further enhance the storage and distribution of their data and media."
Yacast generates complex reports on hundreds of TV and radio stations across Europe, underlining the increasing importance of information on listener behaviour and the commercial value of broadcasting time. In addition, it delivers content by broadcasting over the internet, TV and radio, incorporating embedded multimedia content to give an additional revenue stream.
Due to the bandwidth intensive content being delivered, it is vital for Yacast to have reliable infrastructure to guarantee service continuity; the option to rapidly increase bandwidth is an absolute must. It is also critically important for Yacast to ensure it has appropriate backup solutions in place.
"When we signed with TelecityGroup, we knew that their technical infrastructure was well above the market standard and that their service offer was highly competitive. The real bonus for us is the professional approach and the fast response times shown by their technical staff who provided us with guidance throughout the project. This data centre relocation project and the server migrations were perfectly executed and completely incident-free," adds Ludovic Lacoste.
Yacast was first established in 2000. Today it is the leading music monitoring company in France and also one of the major players in advertising monitoring. Yacast also offers Internet broadcasting along with embedded multimedia solutions for mobile technologies. In the coming months, Yacast will be extending its music and advertising data gathering services European-wide. Some fifty media in each country (amounting to approximately 80% of total audience) will be monitored exhaustively for music and advertising content. The resulting database will form a tool that provides an overall vision of the continent's audiovisual markets. This will give interested businesses access to an evaluation and investigational tool which, as it is based on the same standard, they can use to help them consolidate their market share in Europe. In all the countries where it is present, Yacast also intends to become a major player in Internet, TV and radio broadcasting.
For more information visit http://www.yacast.com/